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Dharma Talks
2023-07-12 Cultivating Wise Speech 1 61:26
Donald Rothberg
We look first at the importance of wise speech, the way that it forms an integral part of the path of awakening, the way that it is often underdeveloped in Western Buddhist practice, for various reasons, and some of the challenges of speech. We then examine three aspects of wise speech practice: (1) developing presence in the midst of communication; (2) working with the four guidelines for skillful speech developed by the Buddha; and (3) integrating our practice to be mindful and skillful with thoughts, emotions, and body states with our speech practice. The talk is followed by discussion, focused especially on some challenging relational and speech situations.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2023-07-12 Guided Naikan Reflections, followed by guided Energy Body Practice 39:39
Victor von der Heyde
Australian Insight Meditation Network Seeing That Frees

2023-07-12 Talk #6: The Second Tetrad 50:49
Sayadaw U Jagara
The objctive of the Second Tetrad is discussed in a broad framework - with doctrine readings and humor-filled anecdotes - to inspire us to reflect on our life's objective.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2023

2023-07-12 Becoming Alive Again ~ Stepping out of the hamster wheel of repetition 53:36
Ayya Santacitta
Short Reflection & Guided Meditation | Earthworm Practice for the Anthropocene | Online Wednesday-Mornings
Aloka Earth Room

2023-07-12 Raising up with puja 10:09
Ajahn Sucitto
We use puja to exercise and develop our heart quality of honouring and respecting.
Gaia House Unrestricted Awareness

2023-07-12 Mindfulness: a Buddhist context to sati 51:19
Akincano Marc Weber
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Cultivation – Investigation – Contemplation

2023-07-12 Meditation: Present Heart 14:15
Tara Brach
We awaken a present heart by relaxing with the breath, and bringing the kindness of a smile into our bodily experience. This meditation ends with an offering of blessings to our inner life and all beings.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-07-12 Being with Love, Death and Grief: Tara Brach and Frank Ostaseski 1:33:22
Tara Brach, Frank Ostaseski
Grief is our natural way of expressing loss for what we love, and learning to open to grief serves the deepening and widening of our loving. This event, given at the Upaya Zen Center on June 25, 2023, includes short meditations and talks by Frank and Tara, and powerful sessions of questions and responses.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-07-12 The clinging khandas 35:55
Laura Bridgman
Arriving and adjusting to the retreat provides an example of the fixities and rigidities challenging us from settling. These are actually the khandas.
Gaia House Unrestricted Awareness

2023-07-13 Finding stability through the aggregates 61:46
Ajahn Sucitto
Understanding the aggregates allows us to see our world is a tangled web of conditions that needs untangling not tearing.
Gaia House Unrestricted Awareness

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